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Memorable Manitobans: Alma Laurendeau [Marie Joseph du Sacré Coeur] (1879-1958)

Nun.

Born at St. Cyrille, Quebec on 4 November 1879, eldest daughter of Louis Laurendeau and Augustine Lebourdais, sister of Narcisse Albert Laurendeau, she came to Manitoba at an early age and was educated by the Grey Nuns. She taught in various Manitoba schools until 1904, when she was selected by Archbishop Louis Philippe Adelard Langevin to found the Order of the Missionary Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart and Mary Immaculate. She was active as an administrator and superior of the Order, of which she later wrote a history. She died on 25 February 1958 and was buried in the Oblate Sisters Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Laurendeau House (279 Provencher Boulevard, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Dr. Laurendeau, St. Boniface, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 September 1945, page 4.

“Nun’s life of service ends,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1958, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2022

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